We are recognised as one of the most experienced police care and justice teams. We are passionate about helping those that make a difference in sacrificing their own safety to protect and serve our communities, and to rehabilitate offenders.
Many of the cases we deal with are of a high profile nature, and consequently we work closely with clients to ensure the effective management of reputational risk.
We are trusted to act for clients, including some of the biggest organisations and police forces, in relation to complex litigation, inquests and inquiries. We are regularly instructed to act on claims involving false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, breach of privacy, personal injury, and claims under the Human Rights Act, particularly Articles 2 and 3. We are also regularly instructed to act on matters including deaths in custody, deaths due to restraint, self-harm, medical complications, mental health issues, police pursuits and firearms related deaths.
We understand the daily challenges faced by our clients and take an innovative approach in how we deliver legal services. We work hard to build lasting relationships and invest time and effort to thoroughly understand our client's business. This often results in clients instructing DWF to act more broadly across their business.